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Real Estate & Construction Briefs – November 2020

Port hires new economic development director Stephen McFadden, an economic development leader and an Adams County newspaper publisher, has joined the Port of Pasco as director of economic development and marketing. McFadden succeeds Gary Ballew, who left to join Greater Spokane Incorporated. McFadden comes to Pasco from Adams County, where he led economic development efforts…


Business Briefs – November 2020

Horse Heaven wind, solar project seeks state approval Boulder, Colorado-based Scout Clean Energy will apply for approval to develop an 850MW wind and solar farm in the Horse Heaven Hills to the Washington Energy Facilities Siting Evaluation Council, bypassing Benton County. Scout initially said it would apply for land use approval from county. It shifted…

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Networking – November 2020

APPOINTMENTS Trios Health has announced that Amy Sweetwood has been appointed the designated institutional officer (DIO) for the Graduate Medical Education Residency Program. As DIO, she is tasked with the oversight and administration of Trios’ family and internal medicine residency programs and ensuring compliance with accreditation council for graduate medical education standards and requirements. She…

Business Updates

Business Updates – November 2020

MOVED Saddle Mountain Home has moved to 6001 W. Deschutes Ave., #605, Kennewick. Tri-City Engineers has moved to 3801 W. Van Giesen St., West Richland. CLOSED Cascade Sign & Apparel at 315 Wellsian Way in Richland has closed.  


Business Briefs – October 2020

New Covid-19 testing site opens in Pasco A new clinic offering drive- and walk-thru Covid-19 testing has opened at 3110 W. Argent Road in Pasco. The site is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Monday and can test up to 500 people per day. Anyone who may have been exposed to coronavirus, who…

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Networking – October 2020

APPOINTMENTS Brian O’Neill, an Earth systems scientist who studies the relationship between future societal development, emissions and climate change impacts, has been named the new director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, the institute is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland and the University of Maryland…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – October 2020

Chervenell wins $4M Covid-inspired contract Chervenell Construction of Kennewick received a $4 million emergency contract to install courtroom technology at the Benton County Justice Center necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The project, designed by Meier Architecture & Engineering Inc., facilitates remote hearings. The Benton County Commission previously hired Meier to design the new system. The…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – September 2020

Wind farm plan adds solar, battery energy storage Scout Clean Energy recently announced plans to add solar and battery storage components to a proposed wind farm it plans to build just south of the Tri-Cities in Benton County. The 600-megawatt wind farm south of Kennewick will combine wind energy, solar energy and battery energy storage…


Business Briefs – September 2020

Tri-City tech plays starring role in new Adidas shoes Carbon technology developed by Carbitex, a Tri-City tech firm, plays a starring role in the latest sneaker release from Adidas. The X Ghosted soccer shoe was released Sept. 1 and retails online for about $225. The X Ghosted boasts a Carbitex “Speedframe,” or carbon plate in…

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Networking – September 2020

Awards & honors Moses Jaraysi, a member of Leadership Tri-Cities’ Class VI, has been selected as the Leadership Tri-Cities 2020 Alumnus of the Year. He was nominated for his commitment to numerous organizations in the Tri-Cities, in addition to Leadership Tri-Cities. Jaraysi has spent countless hours and games teaching his children and the community’s children,…

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